The trendiest slip-on this season, the Penny loafer comes in from the 'Ivy League' cold and looks great as your default smart shoe. Penny loafers are traditionally moccasin styled shoes that feature a diamond-shaped cutout at the top. During the 1950s, pennies were often lodged into the cutout as a fashion statement, hence the term "penny loafer". The original loafers came from Norway. In 1934, G.H. Bass, a bootmaker in Maine, made the first pair of modern penny loafers and called them 'Weejuns' (sounding a bit like Norwegians).
Here is TheChicGeek's round-up of the season's finest
Left - Image taken from 'The Ivy Look' by Graham Marsh and J.P. Gaul, published at £12.99 by Frances Lincoln. Out September 16th.
Mark McNairy for G.H. Bass Nathen Suede Loafer - £275
Oliver Sweeney Breaker Brown Suede - £195
New & Lingwood Country Loafer - £229
THECHICGEEK'S TOP PICK
Bass Weejun Larson Shoe Burgundy - £90
Sebago Classic Penny Loafer - £140
Herring Penny Loafers - £99.95
Gant Penny Loafers - £130
Kurt Geiger Hanks Loafer - £195
Paul Smith Jackson Loafer - £335
French Connection Set Loafer - £90